Toddlers can be picky eaters and eating is one of the things they have control over. But oftentimes, as parents, we worry if they are getting enough calories. Here is a great list of high calorie foods for toddlers to try!
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In my meal planning group, I often see parents asking for tips on how to get their toddlers to eat. They are looking for high protein foods for their toddlers!
My 3 year old started off as a great eater (like most kids do, I think). Then it seems she woke up one day and decided she was only going to eat 5 things. She is very skinny so I’m always trying to get her to eat some new and high calorie foods. One of her favorite snacks that I can get her to eat is mashed avocados with some salt and garlic powder. She loves to dip some chips in it! It’s also one of my favorites so I have to share. Ha.
High calorie foods for toddlers
- Fat fortified foods (add butter, peanut butter, cook with oils, etc)
- Cream cheese
- String cheese and crackers
- Kodiak cake mix (pancakes, waffles, muffins, etc)
- Dried fruits
- Pasta (ravioli hits pasta, meat and cheese categories)
- Taco meat
- Nut butters
- Wheat breads
- Smoothies loaded with veggie purees
Are there any snacks or foods I didn’t mention? Let me know in the comments so I can get them added!